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Wednesday 17 December 1975

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius. The US president was Gerald Ford (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Napiera Danielle Groves and Nick Farrell in East York. In that special week of December people in US were listening to That's The Way (I Like It) by K.C and the Sunshine Band. In UK Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen was in the top 5 hits. Barry Lyndon, directed by Stanley Kubrick, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1975 while Nightwork by Irwin Shaw was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Spannagl & Sohn. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Destruction Derby or dnd.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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TV Series

Which were the most popular TV series released in the last months ?

Saturday Night Live

Written by: Lorne Michaels

Starring: Don Pardo, Lenny Pickett, Darrell Hammond

Country: United States

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Arena

Written by: Anthony Haas

Starring: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Penelope Wilton, Harold Pinter

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Doctor Who

Written by: Sydney Newman

Starring: Tom Baker, William Hartnell, Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Fawlty Towers

Starring: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Ellery Queen

Written by: Richard Levinson, William Link

Starring: Jim Hutton, David Wayne, Tom Reese

Country: United States

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this week ?

Barry Lyndon

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Patrick Magee

Country: United States

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The Killer Elite

Directed by: Sam Peckinpah

Starring: James Caan, Robert Duvall, Arthur Hill

Country: United States

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The Man Who Would Be King

Directed by: John Huston

Starring: Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Christopher Plummer

Country: United States

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Emmanuelle II

Directed by: Francis Giacobetti

Starring: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frdric Lagache

Country: United States

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The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother

Directed by: Gene Wilder

Starring: Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman

Country: United States

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of 17 December 1975 ?

Famous Birthdays:
  • Napiera Danielle Groves: Miss USA - Washington DC (1997, Miss Congeniality).
  • Nick Farrell in East York: Ontario, Canada; boxer (Olympics-1996).
  • Nick Dinsmore (Eugene): American professional wrestler.
  • Milla Jovovich: Ukrainian model and actress with prestigious modeling contracts, she was married twice, the second time to French director Luc Besson on December 14, 1997.
  • Gia Ventola: American designer, 24-years-old when she stole the show at a runway fashion exhibit for the Girls Rule! spring 2001 show.
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Famous Deaths:
Facts:
  • John Paul Stevens appointed to Supreme Court
  • Lynette Fromme is sentenced to life for attempt on US President Gerald Ford's life.

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Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in December 1975?

  • Time: Marisa Berenson in Kubrick's 'Barry Lyndon'
  • SportsIllustrated: Sports Illustrated: no.8464
  • Time: The Pittsburgh Steelers. On cover: (L-R) L.C. Greenwood, Dwight White, Ernie Holmes and Joe Greene

Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks ?

Nightwork

By: Irwin Shaw

Douglas Grimes, penniless ex-pilot, is waiting for the future to start living again. A fortune in cash by a dead body in New York City brings opportunity.

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Winning Through Intimidation

By: Robert J. Ringer

If you've ever found yourself coming out on the short end of the stick, you'll appreciate the rewards that can be yours whenyou take the initiative in every area of your

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My Life

By: Golda Meir

Auto-biography of Gold Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel.

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Angels

By: Billy Graham

Yes, angels are real. They are not the product of your imagination. “If we had open spiritual eyes we would see not only a world filled with evil spirits and powers―but also powerful angels with

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Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days ?

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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dnd

dnd

Platform: PLATO system

Genre: Role-playing video game

Destruction Derby

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Exidy

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Jet Fighter

Platform: Arcade

Genre: military, shooter

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Pursuit

Platform: Arcade

Genre: Flight simulator, military, shooter

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